I Raised money for my Master's Degree by selling Indian hemp – AAU graduate


An alumnus of Ambrose Ali University has disclosed her raised funds needed to undertake a master’s degree by selling Indian hemp.
Iredia Austine, who studied Geophysics at the Edo State-based school, said this during interrogation following his arrest. Iredia was nabbed with about 82 bags of hemp in his possession.
The suspect said he started selling cannabis in 2011, after he gained admission into the university because he had no one to help him financially.
“I studied Geophysics at Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma and completed my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in January 2018. I started selling cannabis in 2011 when I gained admission into the university because I have no one to help me financially.
“After my graduation, I stopped selling Indian Hemp but the temptation arose when I purchased form for my master’s degree programme at the University of Port Harcourt. This is the largest quantity of cannabis I have bought,” he said.
The state commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Wakawa, while parading Austine said the substance stored in 82 sacks and weighing 762 kilogrammes was concealed in the ceiling of the suspect’s house located at Ohiomah Street, Iyeu Otuo, in the state.
“We got hold of information on a certain Cannabis dealer in Iyeu Otuo and our men set into action immediately. He was eventually arrested and upon further search on his premises, we discovered the Indian hemp perfectly concealed in his ceiling. Our men seized about 82 bags of the banned substance cannabis sativa from the suspect” he said
Austine was said to have bought the narcotics during harvest season and stored it in the ceiling for sale during peak season.

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